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CARIBBEAN360 – About 300 protesters marched in Haiti’s capital to demand justice following the brutal killings of three deaf and dumb women who were tortured, stoned and dumped in a gully by attackers.
The protesters on Friday also called for compensation for the families of the women, whose names they gave as Jésula Germain, Vanessa Prévil and Monique Vincent, one of whom was said to be pregnant.
The slain women lived in the coastal village of Leveque where scores of homes are reserved for deaf people and their families.
They were attacked and killed while trying to return home on foot late at night because a bridge had collapsed, preventing public transport from completing the journey from the capital. All three earned their living as street vendors and had gone to Port-au-Prince that day to stock up on supplies.
Arrest warrants have since been issued for two men, and three women are being held for questioning, according to Jentullon Joel, the police commissioner in Cabaret near the scene of the murders.
Joel said that one of the female suspects claimed that her husband had killed the deaf women because he feared they were “lougawou,” a Haitian Creole word for evil supernatural beings who fly at night.